Stuart Lawson

Doctoral Researcher
UK
Doctoral researcher at Birkbeck, University of London studying the politics of open access. Previously worked as a Research Analyst at Jisc and obtained an MA Information Studies from the University of Brighton. Research interests include scholarly communication, open access, library publishing, Wikipedia, and the politics of openness.

Publications

  • Lawson, S. 2017. Access, ethics, and piracy. Insights, 30(1) [forthcoming]. Preprint at: https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/k483r/
  • Lawson, S. 2016. Report on offset agreements: evaluating current Jisc Collections deals. Year 1 – evaluating 2015 deals. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4047777.v1
  • Lawson, S., Gray, J., and Mauri, M. 2016. Opening the black box of scholarly communication funding: A public data infrastructure for financial flows in academic publishing. Open Library of Humanities, 2(1). DOI: http://doi.org/10.16995/olh.72
  • Lawson, S. 2015. Article processing charges paid by 25 UK universities in 2014. Journal of Open Humanities Data, 1. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/johd.2
  • Lawson, S. 2015. Fee waivers for open access journals. Publications, 3(3). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/publications3030155
  • Lawson, S., Sanders, K. and Smith, L. 2015. Commodification of the information profession: A critique of Higher Education under neoliberalism. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 3(1). DOI: 10.7710/2162-3309.1182
  • Lawson, S. 2015. ‘Total cost of ownership’ of scholarly communication: managing subscription and APC payments together. Learned Publishing, 28(1), pp.9-13. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1087/20140103
  • Lawson, S. and Meghreblian, B. 2014. Journal subscription expenditure of UK higher education institutions [v3; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/4v0] F1000Research 2014, 3:274. DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.5706.3
  • Lawson, S. 2014. Freedom of Information requests uncover the lack of transparency in journal subscription costs. LSE Impact Blog, 15 October 2014. Available at: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/10/15/foi-requests-uncover-lack-of-transparency/
  • Lawson, S. 2014. Putting theory into practice. UKSG eNews, 323, 13 June 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1053087
  • Lawson, S. 2013. Library publishing services: An investigation into open access publishing in academic libraries. MA Dissertation. University of Brighton. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.805214.
  • Dutta, G., Lawson, S. et al. 2012. UKSG Annual Conference 2012: The diaries of the sponsored students. Insights, 25(2), pp.163-172. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1629/2048-7754.25.2.163
  • Lawson, S. 2011. Some lessons for e-books from the music world. CILIP Update, April 2011, p.33. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1022920

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